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Blog: Making a Difference in Washington:
Interview with an Advocate

Earlier this month, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted 10 advocates from our Advocacy Network in Washington to meet with legislators and raise awareness for kidney disease prevention, education and research. We sat down with one patient-advocate, Monica Jemison from Waukegan, Ill., to hear about her experience on Capitol Hill.

Free Nutrition Tracking App for Dialysis Patients

For dialysis patients, getting the right amount of nutrients and limiting daily fluid intake is critical. AKF has partnered with Sanofi Renal to bring a free app for iPhone and iPad, Kidney APPetite, to dialysis patients, nephrologists and renal dietitians.

Advocates Visit Capitol Hill

The fight against kidney disease reached the nation’s capital on March 5. Ten dedicated AKF patient-advocates visited Washington to speak with their elected representatives about policy issues affecting kidney patients. These dialysis patients, transplant recipients, kidney donors and loved ones joined us for Kidney Action Day on the Hill, where we offered free health screenings and kidney health education. Watch a slideshow of the event.

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